Donations were also received from David Cohen (Chess Federation of Canada rating fee, duplicate scoresheets); and the parents of Jackie Peng and Dora Liu (food for the players) - thanks!
Special thanks to our team of chess masters, who gave of their time, energy and knowledge, and paid their own expenses to attend.
Active rated by the Chess Federation of Canada. A Fischer time control of Game/10 minutes + 30 seconds from move 1 was used.
Dina Kagramanov, Iulia Lacau-Rodean, Jackie Peng, Rebecca Giblon, Melissa Giblon, Jiaxin Dora Liu
Brett Campbell, Lawrence Day, Liam Henry, Hans Jung, Michael Kleinman
Photo credits: Dina Kagramanov - copyright 2008 by Dina Kagramanov; Iulia Lacau-Rodean - copyright 2010 by Iulia Lacau-Rodean; Jackie Peng - 2008 Canadian Youth Championships, Quebec City, copyright 2008 MonRoi; Rebecca Giblon - Hart House, Toronto, 2008, copyright 2008 by the photographer David Cohen; Melissa Giblon - 2009 Labour Day, Toronto, copyright 2009 by the photographer David Cohen; Jiaxin Dora Liu - 2009 Labour Day, Toronto, copyright 2009 by the photographer David Cohen; Brett Campbell - at Zoltan Sarosy 100th birthday party, Toronto, copyright 2006 by the photographer David Cohen; Lawrence Day - 1971 World Students' Team Championship, Shakmat chess magazine, Issue 18 (282) p.17, Latvia, 1971, photo by Aivars Gipslis; Liam Henry - Hart House, Toronto, 2008, copyright 2008 by the photographer David Cohen; Hans Jung - 2009 Toronto Open Championship, copyright 2009 by the photographer David Cohen; Michael Kleinman - 2009 Thanksgiving Open, Toronto, copyright 2009 by the photographer David Cohen.
The competition was Active rated by the Chess Federation of Canada. A Fischer time control of Game/10 minutes + 30 seconds from move 1 was used. This simulates an Active time control of Game/30 minutes. The main difference is that it enabled the two Olympiad Team members to practice with the Olympiad situation, where their games will continue to the end with the 30 seconds per move added on.
Dina Kagramanov -
Canada's 2010 Women's Olympiad Team member and Canadian Women's Champion
Iulia Lacau-Rodean - Canada's 2010 Women's Olympiad Team member
Jackie Peng - 2010 Canadian Girls Under 12 Champion and 2010 Pan-American Girls Under 12 Bronze Medalist
Rebecca Giblon - 2009 Canadian Girls Under 12 Champion
Melissa Giblon - 2009 Canadian Girls Under 10 Champion
Jiaxin Dora Liu - 2009 Canadian Girls Under 8 Champion; top girl, 2009 North American Under-8 Championship; and 2010 North American Girls Under 10 Bronze Medalist
IM Lawrence Day
Liam Henry - 2008 Canadian Amateur Champion
FM Hans Jung
Michael Kleinman - 2010 Ontario Champion
The final result of the games against the masters was Masters 26.5, Women 1.5. Iulia drew Lawrence, with the chess player's lament of "I was winning!" Hans gave up a couple of draws, to Dina and Jackie. I think the intensity of the competition was nicely summed up by Brett: "There's no easy games!"
Thanks to Ted Winick and Chess Institute of Canada; staff at Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto; parents of our junior competitors; Mark Bluvshtein for advice; and our Master Team for making an excellent day for our Women's Team!
Organizer, Tournament Director, Website, Report and Games: IA David Cohen.
2010 Women vs. Masters Team Match
If you don't get the correct cross-table, then visit their web site; click on 'Products & Services'; click on cross-tables; choose Ontario, 2010/07-2010/12, Active; click on 'Submit'; and look down the list, which is sorted by date, for the match on 8/29.
Masters 29 - 5 Women.
Here are some positions from the match to practice your tactics on.
White to play
Black to play
Diagram 1: Lawrence Day - Melissa Giblon
23. Nc6 Qe6 24. Nxa7
Diagram 2: Hans Jung - Jiaxin Dora Liu
35. Bxf6 Kg6 36. Bxg7 Bxg7 37. Rxg7+ Kf5 38. f4
Diagram 3: Jackie Peng - Michael Kleinman
16... Rc4 17. Bb3 Nxe4 18. Qe3 Rxd4 19. Rxd4 Bxd4 20. Qxd4 Nc5
Diagram 4: Rebecca Giblon - Lawrence Day
31... Ne2+ intermediate move
Diagram 5: Liam Henry - Jackie Peng
20... Nxe4 21. Nxb8 Nxd2 22. Bxd2 Rxb8 23. c3
Chess Institute of Canada provided the chess boards and pieces, as well as valuable organizational support. Thanks to Ted Winick and Brett Campbell.
Westin Harbour Castle provided the playing site. Thanks to their friendly and excellent staff!
Denis Allan, Doug Bailey, Lawrence Day, Maxim Krupnov, Evgeni Miller, Vinny Puri, Liam Henry (substitute)
Tomas Krnan, Nikolay Noritsyn, David Peng, Zhe Quan, Hazel Smith, Shiyam Thavandiran
Photo: copyright 2008 by the photographer Lisette Lu.